Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Division of Science and Mathematics

Centre’s program in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) examines the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms by which organisms function. The BMB major prepares students for a wide variety of professions. While most students choose careers in medicine and other health professions, many pursue scientific research and other career opportunities in academia, government, or private industry. Others have careers in teaching, law, and various other fields.

The BMB major starts in the first two years with a solid foundation of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. In the junior and senior years, we progress from macromolecules to cellular metabolism to molecular genetics to cell biology. These junior-senior BMB courses introduce the student to experimental tools that are used in BMB research labs. Finally, students are exposed to current research in this field, partly by a senior seminar on current research topics, and partly by the expectation that most BMB majors will participate in research either at Centre or in an off-campus program.


Stephanie Dew (chair), Stephen Asmus, January Haile, Margaret Richey

Student Representatives

Roma Desai, Jackson Pierce

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Courses

Course Descriptions